Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Are You Passionate About Home Education?

Do you have a spare 2 or 3 hours a week? Are you able to attend monthly phone meetings? If so, then we need you! Please join the HEA to assist this great organisation. The HEA is the ONLY organisation in Australia providing ALL the following services to home educators; insurance for events and work experience, subscription discounts, a 1300 help line, lobbying  for the rights of home educators, financial support for events, support, information, materials and networks.

Are You Passionate About Home Education?

Do you have a spare 2 or 3 hours a week? Are you able to attend monthly phone meetings? If so, then we need you! Please join the HEA to assist this great organisation. The HEA is the ONLY organisation in Australia providing ALL the following services to home educators; insurance for events and work experience, subscription discounts, a 1300 help line, lobbying  for the rights of home educators, financial support for events, support, information, materials and networks.

2nd NOTICE OF HOME EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AGM - 8pm 17th March 2014 via Hot Air Phone Conferencing

The current committee have been on the job an average of 3 years and need a break. Without volunteers the HEA will fail and people will be left without the much-needed services we provide. 

The committee jobs are well documented, require an average of 2 or 3 hours per week and the outgoing committee member will be available for mentoring support. The main requirement is that you are able to attend monthly meetings by phone and be available on email or facebook for any urgent matter that may arise.

  • President: Chairs meetings and consults with committee, members and outside bodies….and anything else that needs taking care of   
  • Vice President: Functions as an ordinary committee member and president’s backup.
  • Treasurer: MYOB experience required. This is primarily paying the monthly bills online + a monthly report to the meeting on the balances and trends of note.
  • Vice-treasurer: Pay Pal data entry to MYOB
  • Secretary: Fields enquiries, some research letters to official bodies (there is NO correspondence - this is done by our admin assistant).
  • Minutes Secretary: Takes minutes and uploads them to wiki after the meeting (templates provided).
  • Ordinary Committee Members (5): Assist during meetings with decisions and policy.

We are also looking for volunteers to join the ranks to assist with the following services. They are not required to attend meetings;

  • 1300 Help Line: Providing phone support to members & public. Instructional manual provided – all hard questions can be redirected to the committee.
  • Lobby Sub-Committee: The lobby champions equal opportunities for Home Educators, identifies issues of import for home educators and develops strategies for addressing these.
  • Subscriptions: Sign members up for discount subscriptions
  • Membership: Process HEA subscriptions
  • Publicity: Research  & organise advertising
  • Media: The front line for fielding media enquiries.
  • Publishing: Writing, editing & publishing the in-house magazines & publications.
  • Editor and Publishing Co-ordinator: Makes sure all these things happen.

 

Please contact the president, Tamara Kelly, who would dearly love a whole heap of people to put up their hands, on 07 41572085 or  president@hea.edu.au to discuss volunteering with us and for Hot Air Conferencing log on details.

 

Many thanks

 

Tam  (I really do need some help!)